Your Record Storage, Whatcha got going?

mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 18,365
edited July 3 in Other Music
Currently using a bookcase. Will very soon reach its limits on space and weight. One of the shelves is already bowing pretty good.

Have looked around at maybe buying something. but most I've seen are bookshelf oriented.

So I looked up DYI solutions. Found some plans for a 2 tier setup similar to record store bins.

plans are included at this site.

Anyone ever went this route?

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  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 18,365

    _____________________________________SIGNATURE________________________________________________

    Not today Sir, Probably not tomorrow.............................................. bayfront arena st. pete '94
    you're finally here and I'm a mess................................................... nationwide arena columbus '10
    memories like fingerprints are slowly raising.................................... first niagara center buffalo '13
    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 18,365
    one of the local stores recently relocated and rebuilt several bins. going to try to see if they still have the plans. theirs has shelving underneath to put more records in showing the spines...
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    Not today Sir, Probably not tomorrow.............................................. bayfront arena st. pete '94
    you're finally here and I'm a mess................................................... nationwide arena columbus '10
    memories like fingerprints are slowly raising.................................... first niagara center buffalo '13
    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,463
    I have the PERFECT place finally cleared out in my den to put an Ikea 16 compartment Kallax- something I've wanted for several years- and now I can't get a pick appointment at Ikea and they want more money to ship the unit than the shelves themselves cost.  :anguished:
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • cp3iversoncp3iverson Posts: 6,833
    Ikea kallax.  Glossy white
  • LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 1,433
    The picture you show looks great for accessibility and coolness!  I just wonder about exposure to sun and dust. Might fade or warp your precious collection.  I've seen you have some great stuff. Mine are mostly stored inside a cabinet, in tote bags I can pull out. some in flimsy stacked crates covered by a blinged out cloth. 
    Maybe I should rethink my storage too!!!
  • mookieblalockmookieblalock Posts: 2,618
    edited July 4
    Ikea kallax.  Glossy white
    Same, but black. When I finish remodeling my downstairs, I am having custom, built-in, solid oak shelving to replace my Kallax’s.
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  • cp3iversoncp3iverson Posts: 6,833
    Ikea kallax.  Glossy white
    Same, but black.
    We both won if we stopped in for swedish meatballs while we were there
  • mookieblalockmookieblalock Posts: 2,618
    Ikea kallax.  Glossy white
    Same, but black.
    We both won if we stopped in for swedish meatballs while we were there
    You definitely have the tiebreaker!
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 18,365
    edited July 4
    Loujoe said:
    The picture you show looks great for accessibility and coolness!  I just wonder about exposure to sun and dust. Might fade or warp your precious collection.  I've seen you have some great stuff. Mine are mostly stored inside a cabinet, in tote bags I can pull out. some in flimsy stacked crates covered by a blinged out cloth. 
    Maybe I should rethink my storage too!!!
    direct sunlight wont be an issue in my little stereo area. for dust, I suppose a sheet can be affixed to the back. but all my stuff will wind up in poly covers anyway so shouldnt be an issue
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    Not today Sir, Probably not tomorrow.............................................. bayfront arena st. pete '94
    you're finally here and I'm a mess................................................... nationwide arena columbus '10
    memories like fingerprints are slowly raising.................................... first niagara center buffalo '13
    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14
  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 4,761
    Kallax/Expedit here. 

    I have the brown/black look. 2- 5x5s and 2- 4x2s 
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 18,365
    Kallax/Expedit here. 

    I have the brown/black look. 2- 5x5s and 2- 4x2s 
    how many records in your collection? how many per cube are you putting in?
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    Not today Sir, Probably not tomorrow.............................................. bayfront arena st. pete '94
    you're finally here and I'm a mess................................................... nationwide arena columbus '10
    memories like fingerprints are slowly raising.................................... first niagara center buffalo '13
    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14
  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 4,761
    I think a cube can hold 40-55 records (depending on sleeve thickness/box sets/whatever). There are in there good, but have room to move without being packed in tight. 

    As for the number of records I have, IDK. I stopped counting years ago. I'd guess 3000+ with 7"s and what not. 

  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 4,761
    edited July 4
    I've been using the Expedits for about 15 years. Other than doing built ins, I think its the most affordable yet sturdy (as long as you properly anchor) and practical record storage solution. 

    I've also found looking at spines was an easier way to find a record vs flipping through a rack. So in that regard, I think its footprint is more practical than a record rack, especially in smaller spaces like condos and apartments. I guess if you have a house and the room, go for the bin, they look cool.


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  • mookieblalockmookieblalock Posts: 2,618

  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 18,365
    I've been using the Expedits for about 15 years. Other than doing built ins, I think its the most affordable yet sturdy (as long as you properly anchor) and practical record storage solution. 

    I've also found looking at spines was an easier way to find a record vs flipping through a rack. So in that regard, I think its footprint is more practical than a record rack, especially in smaller spaces like condos and apartments. I guess if you have a house and the room, go for the bin, they look cool.


    how is your collection organized?
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    Not today Sir, Probably not tomorrow.............................................. bayfront arena st. pete '94
    you're finally here and I'm a mess................................................... nationwide arena columbus '10
    memories like fingerprints are slowly raising.................................... first niagara center buffalo '13
    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14
  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 4,761
    Alphabetized A-#

    I also have sections broken out for Soundtracks, Compilations, Video Game Music, Broadway and Numero Group compilations. Those are also alphabetized.

  • LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 1,433

    Killer. I wanna come over!
  • mookieblalockmookieblalock Posts: 2,618
    Loujoe said:

    Killer. I wanna come over!
    This one isn’t mine, it’s one a friend had built for a client, but I plan to do something similar at some point when I begin renovating. 
  • dudemandudeman Posts: 2,375
    Alphabetized A-#

    I also have sections broken out for Soundtracks, Compilations, Video Game Music, Broadway and Numero Group compilations. Those are also alphabetized.

    Alphabetical for me too. Chronological within any particular artist's section. 
    If hope can grow from dirt like me, it can be done. - EV
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 18,365
    dudeman said:
    Alphabetized A-#

    I also have sections broken out for Soundtracks, Compilations, Video Game Music, Broadway and Numero Group compilations. Those are also alphabetized.

    Alphabetical for me too. Chronological within any particular artist's section. 
    sooo that begs the question, reissues, are they chronological as well or based off original release?
    and to the post question? whatcha got going?

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    Not today Sir, Probably not tomorrow.............................................. bayfront arena st. pete '94
    you're finally here and I'm a mess................................................... nationwide arena columbus '10
    memories like fingerprints are slowly raising.................................... first niagara center buffalo '13
    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14
  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 4,761
    Oh, original release. Like this:

    OK Computer 97 EMI press, then the box set, then the 3LP reissue on blue vinyl pressed at Optimal and then another 3LP on Blue (US pressing), then the album singles, then Kid A 10" then Kid A 12" and so on.


  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 18,365
    Oh, original release. Like this:

    OK Computer 97 EMI press, then the box set, then the 3LP reissue on blue vinyl pressed at Optimal and then another 3LP on Blue (US pressing), then the album singles, then Kid A 10" then Kid A 12" and so on.


    am likely to just do 1st letter alphabetical.
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    Not today Sir, Probably not tomorrow.............................................. bayfront arena st. pete '94
    you're finally here and I'm a mess................................................... nationwide arena columbus '10
    memories like fingerprints are slowly raising.................................... first niagara center buffalo '13
    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14
  • dudemandudeman Posts: 2,375
    Reissues right after OPs for me. Live shows, especially Dylan and PJ, go after the album the tour was in support of. 

    Example: Constitution Hall Vault is after Yield. Hopefully this makes sense. 
    If hope can grow from dirt like me, it can be done. - EV
  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 4,761
    edited July 5
    But the Vaults just look so good next to each other.
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,463
    At long last, Ikea Kallax shelving for the LP's!

    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • ZodZod Posts: 7,049
    I've got a 4x4 Kallax Shelf.  It's current housing just over 600 records, which have taken me about 25 years to collect.    I was collecting at a slow pace until about 10 years ago when they start reissiung (or issuing) 90s music that I could never find in the 90s.   The 600+ includes 7" and box sets.

    My problem is I'm down to about 2 empty cubes.  3 if I moved the box of 7" somewhere else (And the 7 box is getting pretty full).   It's going to be a challenge once those are full.
  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 4,761
    Easy solution. 

    Buy another and keep buying more records.
  • ZodZod Posts: 7,049
    Easy solution. 

    Buy another and keep buying more records.

    Good point.  My problem is we have a small one floor house.  It's finding the room for another shelf that is the challenge.    One thought I had was I have the TV in my office/man cave on a crappy old wooden shelf.  I could maybe replace it with a 4x2 kallex shelf (if it goes on it's side, or maybe two 2x2 shelves).  Put the TV on top, and then use a box or two for electronics, and have the other 6 or 7 boxes for more records.
  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 4,761
    No doubt. thats tough. 

    I was just joking. I know its not always workable to just buy more shit. 

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